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Free white paper: key trends of 2013

Sherrilynne Starkie

Our whitepaper: Key trends of 2013 is our gift to you for the holidays. Click here to download your copy now to get the hard numbers behind the eight key trends of 2013: Powering events through social media. Social media for health. Related posts: Study shows social media drives sales. 100 free social media resources. 13 Free Social Media And SEO Xmas Gifts For Your Website.

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The Biggest Social Media Story of 2013

Direct Marketing Observations

It was one of the biggest acquisitions in 2013. Remember this because it will be the social media headline of 2013… To quote The New York Times : What business makes no money, has yet to pass its third anniversary and just turned down an offer worth billions of dollars? Snapchat, a social media service run by a pair of 20-somethings who until last month worked out of a beachfront bungalow in Venice, Calif. Remember this?

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2013 Social Media Bloopers

The Marketing Blog

So, as we say hello to 2014, let us look at which brands make it to the list of 2013 Social Media Bloopers. Filed under: Social media , social media india Tagged: bloopers , Social media , socialmedia. Social media social media india bloopers socialmediaThey say that mistakes are bound to happen and they can happen to the best of us. But the most important lesson is to learn and improve from them.

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Top Social Media Campaigns in 2013

The Realtime Report

What were the best social media campaigns in 2013? From funny to heartwarming, these brands crafted special messages around the holiday and used social media to engage consumers. Brands that were spontaneous and took advantage of the moment saw incredible results on social media, including Oreo, Tide, Audi, Volkswagen, nonprofit One, PBS, Walgreens and Calvin Klein. Oreo Cookie (@Oreo) February 4, 2013.

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Top Marketing Trends for 2013

yMarketingMatters

As we reach the half way mark for 2013, I wanted to bring you updates on the top marketing trends this year, and what you should be incorporating into your marketing mix to give your marketing a boost. Here we go: Social Business Has Risen. You cannot afford to ignore social media. Consumers rely on social media to research and make buying decisions and for customer service issues.

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Social Media Stats: The Best of 2013

The Realtime Report

What were the biggest stories in social media statistics this year? Here’s a look at our top ten stats posts (ranked by traffic) from 2013, including Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Instagram, Vine and plenty of influence marketing. Power Middle” Influencer Marketing Campaigns Drive 16x Engagement Of Paid Or Owned Media (March 20). Google+ Is Now #2 Social Network (Jan 28). Social Media Customer Service: Brands Respond More On Twitter (Jan 10).

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12/20/2013: Social Media Snapshot

Harp Interactive

Categories: Blog , Facebook , Social Media Marketing , Twitter Tags: Blog , Facebook , social media , Social Media Marketing , Social Media Snapshot , SportStream , Twitter , Video Ads Social Media Snapshot Catch up on the need-to-know changes and updates in social media that affect your business and brand…all in one place.

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The Moments That Made Social Slam 2013 Momentous

Waxing UnLyrical

It’s been just about two weeks since I returned from Social Slam. at SMMWorld: “At the recent Social Media Marketing World event, I ran into Ian and asked him how many sessions he had attended and he said ‘none.’ Social Slam truly is remarkable, not just because of the high quality of conference content at an amazingly reasonable price, but for the stratospheric quality of connections you make there. Social Slam 2013.

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Social Media at Scale: Organizing Global Social Media Teams

Dave Fleet

One of the most fundamental questions in running a social media program at scale is, “how do I organize it”? More recently, he released a more focused look at the tensions facing companies who are looking at scaling their social media. Enterprise Deployment vs Organic social growth. I was recently asked about whether I had a preferred model for resourcing social media teams. 201 Social at Scale social media social at scale

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Gearing Up For Social Slam 2013

Waxing UnLyrical

And this is what I’m pretty sure I will get at SMC Knoxville’s Social Slam 2013 , which will kick off in exactly three weeks and three days from today (April 5). Enter Social Slam. It’s one of the afternoon’s breakout sessions, and on social media in a crisis. Here’s how it’s billed: Social media in a crisis. Three globally-known experts examine the fundamentals of social media crisis management.

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This week in Social Media

Harp Interactive

Categories: Blog , Facebook , Social Media Marketing Tags: athletes on social media , email marketing , Facebook , foursquare , google plus , harp social , social media In case you missed it, here’s a short roundup of social media news, tips and updates from Harp Social for the week of October 14-18. Learn about how athletes dominate social media better than most! Post by Harp Social.

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This Week in Social Media: Top Stories

Harp Interactive

Categories: Blog , SEO , Social Media Marketing , Twitter Tags: content marketing , hummingbird , marketing tips , social media , social media 2014 , social media tips , Twitter Busy week? Here’s a short roundup of social media news, tips and updates from Harp Social for the week of October 28 – November 1.

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What Does 2013 Hold for Social Media?

Mindjumpers

As of 2012, social is already too big to ignore. As for 2013, Mindjumpers’ CEO and founder, Jonas Klit Nielsen, predicts that we are heading towards a future where brands invest in people who are highly skilled in content creation and where brands become publishers: “Companies need to be ready to think as publishers and not marketers. US digital media usage: A snapshot of 2013. Not surprisingly, social network usage, e-commerce as well as social gaming is growing.

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PR generalists vs social media specialist?

Sherrilynne Starkie

Can PR agencies respond to the structural changes of social media? “The reason the PR profession has dragged its heels in terms of adopting and making the most of social media is its structure as a generalist industry where account teams are responsible for the full range of communication tasks (albeit with varying degrees of emphasis depending on seniority),” Simon wrote on his blog a few days ago. Brands use social media for PR.

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Lac-Mégantic: social media lessons learned

Sherrilynne Starkie

The sad events that took place last month in Lac-Mégantic proved that social media can easily escape the official communications channels during a crisis situation. They needed to know what was happening, minute-to-minute, and we had to be the social media that was verifiable.”. The police force, Sûreté du Québec (SQ), was also actively engaging in social media. They also need to be able to easily monitor social media chatter across social networks.

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10 Ecommerce Predictions for 2013

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in Behavioral Targeting Customer Experience eCommerce Mobile Social Media. Thanks to smarter marketing, better technology and consumers speaking out, 2013 just might be the year we see a real shift in how close customers and companies can really get. In 2013, expect to see: Testing (Finally) Becomes a Must-Have - Companies big and small have dabbled in this for a decade. Everything from age, geography and life stage, incorporating social profiles (e.g.,

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This week in Social Media

Harp Interactive

Categories: Blog , How To Tags: pinterest inventive boards , pinterest marketing , pinterest scheduling tool , social media updates , twitonomy , twitter analytics tool , viraltag A roundup of social media news, tips and updates from Harp Social’s Facebook Page for the week of September 9-13. ViralTag Pinterest Scheduling Tool: Post by Harp Social. How to optimize your Youtube videos for better local search results: Post by Harp Social.

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Social Media Comic: The Technophobe

SocMed Sean

Featured Humor Mobile People Social Media Tech cartoon comic comic strip facebook humor mobile social media social networking Twitter wordpress YouTube Anyone else run into technophobes in their digital lives? You know…the one who never wanted to be on “the Interweb” or thinks that “the YouTube” is just about cats on skateboards?

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From One to a Million: Managing Social Media at Scale

Dave Fleet

What if you had to re-examine your assumptions around social media? Last weekend I presented a session at PodCamp Toronto entitled “From One to a Million: Managing Social Media at Scale.” ” The goal of the session was to prompt people to question some of the norms espoused by many ‘experts’, who have never had to manage social media programs at anything beyond a small scale. Tweet.

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May 12: this week in social media

Sherrilynne Starkie

Here’s my pick of the week’s top social media news. May 11: this week in social media. May 11: this week in social media. Top stories from social media world for this week! May 8th, 2013 by Joe Fernandez I have always been a firm believer that everyone has Klout. Has Social Media Lost Something? Facebook Featured LinkedIn Social Media Twitter YouTube Bing

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February 17: This week in social media

Sherrilynne Starkie

February 17: this week in social media. 17 essential social media guidelines to follow. Headline Social Media Facebook LinkedIn Ottawa Social network TwitterView more lists from Sherrilynne Starkie. Related posts: Five Ottawa Facebook pages worth checking out. Ottawa’s Twitter top 20 for 2012. October’s most popular posts. Click here to start to receive my newsletter. PLEASE LIKE MY FACEBOOK PAGE. Related articles.

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Three Random Thoughts on April 19, 2013

Waxing UnLyrical

Especially in the last few weeks I’ve seen a lot of vituperation online about how digital platforms and social networks, with Twitter being called out frequently, should and shouldn’t be used. Friday gave us some great examples of how far social networks and owned media platforms have come as credible information sources when used the right way (who broke the news of the Boston capture? Boston_Police) April 20, 2013.

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February 24: this week in social media

Sherrilynne Starkie

February 24: this week in social media. Related posts: Study shows social media drives sales. Social media demographics. Authors and Social Media: What Works? Facebook Headline Social Media TwitterView more lists from Sherrilynne Starkie. Pinterest leads Facebook in retail sales acquisition. Facebook advertising facts. Click here to start to receive my newsletter. PLEASE LIKE MY FACEBOOK PAGE. Related articles.

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Social media and Montreal’s student protests

Sherrilynne Starkie

AT a recent IABC Ottawa professional development event, speaker Melissa Carroll, the person behind the Montreal Police Service ’s (SPVM) Twitter account during the 2012 student protests against tuition fee increases, explained that social media can really move people. As a communications officer for SPVM Melissa had had no specific social media training before taking on the responsibility for the police service. Related posts: Social media: how to handle feedback.

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Social Media News Ticker: Sum Up 2013 with Facebook Year In Review, Google+ Auto Awesome Movie

The Realtime Report

It’s been a bit quiet on the social media news front over the holidays, but here are a few updates worth checking out: Google+ and Facebook. Let us know if we missed any updates, and we look forward to bringing you more of latest social media news in 2014! Social Media News Ticker auto-awesome movie Facebook Google promoted app installs Promoted Tweets Snapchat Snapchat security Twitter Facebook Year in Review. Happy New Year!

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5 Top Online Marketing Trends for the Rest of 2013

Webbiquity SMM

Here are a few of the top online marketing trends for the second half of 2013 that may help you grow your sales both online and off faster than you expected. Social media will remain important. Stay in touch with your customers by utilizing Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and other social media sites to your advantage. Learn more about what your customers want by asking them via your Facebook page or other social networking resource.

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March 28: this week in social media

Sherrilynne Starkie

March 28: this week in social media. March 28: this week in social media. What's new and cool in social media. Mentioned on Mashable this week, Facebook has started testing threaded comments on the Web version of the social network. That's the promise from social networking web site LinkedIn with its revamped search capabilities. Gartner: Fake social media reviews. 5 Ways to Implement Social Media in the Office.

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Where’s Social Media Going in 2014?

Mindjumpers

2013 is coming to an end after what has been an interesting year for social media and we think that 2014 isn’t going to be any less interesting. This means that more and more companies try to tab in on this opportunity and make use of or create their own social news rooms to find the content that fit their brand. Social media is our new news site. We already know that more and more people access their social media profiles on their smart phones.

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May 18: this week in social media

Sherrilynne Starkie

Here’s my pick of the week’s top social media news. May 18: this week in social media. May 18: this week in social media. What''s new and cool in the world of social media. Actress Emma Watson hates social media. Gartner: fake social media reviews. Featured Headline Social Media emma watson Facebook Google Klout LinkedIn Social network Do you agree with my list?

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[COMIC] The Complexity Of Social Media Communications

SocMed Sean

Social media…it’s a whole new shift in the way we communicate, right? But are we prepared for the vast range of communication channels that are available as new social media platforms launch? As social channels promise to connect us more closely, do we run the risk that some of our friends/family might not be using our preferred channels?Add Add to that the new social media jargon that comes with each channel and it can all be a bit confusing.

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4 Social Media Halloween Costumes for 2013

Bill Hartzer

Okay, it’s October 2013, and there isn’t a huge amount of time left before Halloween will be here. Here are my favorite social media Halloween costumes for 2013: First, there’s Pinterest: Next, there’s Google Plus: And, of course, Facebook: And, lastly, the Twitter Halloween costume: Social Media Social Media Marketing

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102 Compelling Social Media and Online Marketing Stats and Facts for 2012 (and 2013)

Webbiquity SMM

With 92% of companies now incorporating social media into their marketing efforts, it’s no longer sufficient to just “be there” on social networks. Today’s most effective marketers are optimizing content across channels, coordinating search and social marketing activities with traditional PR, and measuring their web presence and performance with sophistication. What do buyers really want from social media marketers?

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[Comic] Are You Really ‘Doing’ Social Media?

SocMed Sean

Engaging in social media is significantly harder than it sounds. Some believe that social media is free , simply because it generally costs nothing to secure a Facebook page, Twitter handle, and YouTube account. The reality, though, is that “doing” social media not only requires a significant level of dedication and resources, but is something that companies have to consider as an ongoing cost of doing business.

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SEO in 2013: What to Expect

Idaconcpts

Here are a few SEO trends you can expect to see in 2013. It will continue to behoove you in 2013 to make use of the varied Google services and products you can, whether paid or free. More and more social media sites have video at the center. When you do, expect to pay more for them in 2013. Short answer: ads cost more in 2013. Expect this to continue in 2013. Web Analytics SEO seo 2013

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36 Rules of Social Media

Firebelly

Do you follow the 36 rules of social media? We aren’t giving away any secrets, but these 36 tips and tricks will make social media marketing and conversation more efficient. Blog Blogging Content Marketing Social Media Social Media Marketing Marketing rules 36 seem like a lot? Pick a couple of your favorites and start from there! You’ll be amazed what simple rules can really do! Source.

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Top Blog Posts of 2013

Ari Herzog

You are reading the 45th blog post of 2013. Most Popular Posts of 2013 (as shared/commented by you). 18 Reasons to Embrace Social Media. Most Popular Guest Posts of 2013. A Day in the Life of a Social Media Specialist by Dane Cobain. My Personal Favorite Posts of 2013. In case you missed any, here are some of the more popular posts this year. 30 Tips to be a Digital Storyteller. Why I Killed 61% of My LinkedIn Friends.

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Social Networking Terms of Use in 2013

Firebelly

2012 didn’t end well for social networking and the ever-looming subject of online privacy. Popular social sites like Facebook have been the subject of privacy concerns for years, but users are starting to hold companies accountable for their actions – making others rethink the way they take on Internet privacy. The overwhelmingly negative feedback from Instagram users caused the social network to recant on that aspect of its changes, but the damage was done.

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2012 Round-Up Of My Social Media Cartoons And Comics

SocMed Sean

It’s that time again, time to bring all of my 2012 social media comic strips, cartoons and humorous graphics into one single post. If you haven’t already, also be sure to check out my roundup of social media comics and cartoons that I created in 2011. From a traffic perspective, the fan favorite, was definitely my comic about whether numbers are really the way you should measure your social media success.

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This Week on Facebook

Harp Interactive

Categories: Blog , Facebook , Social Media Marketing Tags: 2013 fall marketing trends , community guidelines , favicon , Social Media Marketing A roundup of this week’s Facebook Posts from Harp Social’s Facebook Page. Post by Harp Social. Post by Harp Social. Post by Harp Social. Blog Facebook Social Media Marketing 2013 fall marketing trends community guidelines favicon

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The Ugly Side of Social Media Sharing

Waxing UnLyrical

I am a social media advocate. But I hate the ugly side of social media sharing; especially when kids are involved. This is the nature of digital media. Social media by definition is a space where people share ideas and information. In my opinion, this is what makes social media so beautiful. Jenelle Conner works as a social media account manager for KimberMedia. The Ugly Side of Social Media Sharing.

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The 3 Rock Solid Questions To Guide 2013 Social Media Success

Convince & Convert

There is an almost infinite variety of minor circumstances that can occupy your attention and create frustration for social media and content marketing professionals. So much has been written about the mechanics of social media marketing in the past year, that I fear we’re losing sight of the horizon.

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4 Technology Conferences to Create Your Traveling Schedule for 2013

Idaconcpts

Whether you work in an industry where technology plays a major role, or you simply like keeping up on what the wonders of scientific endeavor have whipped up for us this year, get ready to hit the road all year long with these four technology conferences (and also these four conferences on social media ) to create your traveling schedule for 2013: 1. Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2013. Technology Frontiers 2013. The Next Web Europe 2013.

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Introducing the Social Media at Scale Series

Dave Fleet

As social media continues to establish itself as a bona fide communications function and as companies continue to increase the scale of their social media programs, they’re running into a new set of problems. How do you ensure that a large social media team stays coordinated? Out of that comes a new series of posts, focused on how to manage social media at scale. Measuring social throughout the campaign lifecycle. Tweet.